Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organisations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter

  This week I got into a discussion around Data Centre strategy. The institution in question, where this happened are presently defining a new strategy on datacenters. The institution is presently considering a cloud option but one of their key requirements is that they maintain an on premise datacenter. During the discussion I simply made…


Migrating data between different cloud providers

I wanted to share a few options to how you can easily migrate data between various cloud providers such as Google or Amazon to Microsoft Azure. For various reasons, many customers want the ability to easily and efficiently move data from other providers or services such as  Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) to…


Azure Machine Learning Cheat Sheet

Guest blog post by Microsoft Student Partner Shravan Nageswaran from Imperial College London.  Shravan is currently studying for a Joint Mathematics and Computer Science degree at Imperial College London. In my spare time, I do a variety of things, especially play drums and piano, compete in the Model United Nations, swim, read, and play basketball….


OpenStack and Azure – Hybrid Data Centers

OpenStack is the most widely deployed open-source software for building and managing public and private clouds, and one of the fastest growing open-source projects in history. OpenStack is a collection of community driven, open-source cloud computing projects that meets your private cloud needs for Windows & Linux applications, and can extend to public cloud environments….


Data science in 5 steps with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

  Cats vs Dogs a guest post by Microsoft Student Partner, Lars Hulstaert from the University of Cambridge. Lars is current studying for an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science (focussed on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning) Introduction Data science and machine learning are hot topic nowadays. Getting insights in vast amounts of data allows…


Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 Starter Pack Get your teams ready

    This blog has a whole host of information specific to the UK Imagine Cup, that will allow you to get started in preparation for your submission for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017. Who can enter the Imagine Cup? Any University student in the UK can enter the Imagine Cup! Whether you are in your…


Creating my first ChatBot using Microsoft Cognitive Services and Python

Guest Post by Microsoft Student Partner Kai Alan Du, Hacking My 1st Chatbot With special guest: Microsoft Cognitive Services Hi everyone my name is Kai but some people call me by English middle name, Alan . I am studying Computer Science at Imperial College London. I am passionate about hackathons, games, drawing and using Photoshop….


Azure Batch Shipyard

Azure Batch enables you to run large-scale parallel and high-performance computing (HPC) applications efficiently in the cloud. It’s a platform service that schedules compute-intensive work to run on a managed collection of virtual machines, and can automatically scale compute resources to meet the needs of your jobs.+ With the Batch service, you define Azure compute…

Python and DataScience

Python is very mature and robust and has a large and vibrant community. One of the great things about Python is libraries exist for pretty much anything So within UK education Python is used for Web development Databases Text processing Scientific computing Image processing Machine Learning System management Gaming… One of things I have seen…

Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual Machine with Theano and Keras

  Dependencies Before getting started, make sure you have the following: Azure Data Science Virtual Machine Deep Learning Toolkit CUDA 7.5 (link) Python & Anaconda already pre installed on the DSVM  Compilers for C/C++ already preinstalled on the DSVM GCC for code generated by Theano Visual Studio already preinstalled on the Windows DSVM The data…